Brice Bonavia has become the new General Manager of Solaris France – a daughter company representing Solaris Bus & Coach in France.

Just yesterday the group disclosed its 2022 results: in a nutshell, 1,492 buses sold (401 are battery-electric vehicles), revenues at € 696 million (with 3% decrease compared to the 721 million generated in 2021), deliveries in 18 countries.

Brice Bonavia joined the Solaris team taking up the position of General Manager of Solaris France. He replaced Olivier Michard, who at the beginning of November was appointed Board Member in Solaris Bus & Coach headquarter in Poland responsible for Sales, After Sales, and Marketing.

Brice Bonavia new head of Solaris France

Brice Bonavia has 25 years of international experience in the automotive industry, Solaris stresses. During this time, he held various positions i.e. at Iveco Bus, where he was Business Director for the French market and most recently Business Director for the Africa and Middle East area.

“It is always with great satisfaction when we announce that the best in the business are joining our team. I believe this only confirms the validity of the taken approach by the company. We welcome Brice to our Solaris family and wish him every success and satisfaction in realizing his tasks”, said Javier Iriarte, CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach.

“Joining Solaris Bus & Coach as the General Manager of Solaris France is both a great honor and responsibility. These fundamental values will drive me toward further work. I believe that with the experience I bring, the company will accelerate its growth in France and thus contribute to the development of the public transport system in the country”, said Brice Bonavia, General Manager of Solaris France.


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